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Iceland: 3-Day Golden Circle, South Coast, & Glacier Tour

1. Iceland: 3-Day Golden Circle, South Coast, & Glacier Tour

Experience the beauty of southern Iceland on this 3-day guided tour from Reykjavik. Explore the Golden Circle, sleep in Hveragerði Village, and marvel at the power of Geysir Strokkur. Watch the waves crash against Reynisfjara black sand beach and relax with an optional cruise on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Day 1:Start your tour by visiting the highlights of the Golden Circle. Visit Thingvellir National Park where you can stand with one foot in Europe and one in America. Next, see Gullfoss, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, and marvel at the Geysir Strokkur as it erupts every 5-10 minutes. Discover the Mars-like landscape of Kerið, a magical crater lake of brilliant blue-green water surrounded by bright red soil. Spend the night in Hveragerði Village before starting the next day on the south coast. Visit the geothermal park and try bread baked in the hot ground, boil eggs, or simply relax in the mud baths. Day 2: Visit the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss, as well as the lesser-known waterfall of Glufrabui. Drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap where you'll can enjoy an optional glacier hike. Finish your second day at the iconic Reynisfjara beach, where the sea crashes on the black sands. Admire the great, hexagonal basalt columns and black rock sea stacks. Rest at an overnight stay in the remote Suðursveit County. Day 3: Spend time gazing at majestic glaciers and lagoons before heading to the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Immerse yourself in the scenery with an optional boat tour and have the chance to see seals swimming around the huge icebergs. Finally, the last stop is at Fjáðrárgljúfur River Canyon. At the end of your tour experience, head back to Reykjavik with an estimated arrival time of 9:15 PM.

From Reykjavik: Glacier Lagoon Small Group Tour

2. From Reykjavik: Glacier Lagoon Small Group Tour

Tour Iceland's southern coast and see natural wonders, including Jökulsárlón and the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Learn about the area from your guide as you visit quaint villages and black sand beaches. Begin with a visit to the 60-meter-high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, a must-see attraction for trips down the coast. Then, stop at the southernmost village of Iceland, Vík í Mýrdal before riding east. Watch the scenery transform from lush farmlands to darkened plains and black deserts. If the conditions allow, pay a visit to the stunning river canyon of Fjadrargljufur. Finally, arrive at Jökulsárlón, and be struck by its ethereal ambiance and glittering icebergs. Keep an eye out for curious seals and dive-bombing Arctic Skuas. Walk between the icebergs on the “Diamond” Beach, known for its black sand near the glacier lagoon. On the way back, stop to see an old turf church and note its striking resemblance to "hobbit holes." Learn more about this and the region from your guide.

Reykjavík: 2-Day South Coast Tour with Glacier Hike

3. Reykjavík: 2-Day South Coast Tour with Glacier Hike

Explore Iceland's South Coast on a 2-day guided tour from Reykjavik. Experience stunning views of Solheimajokull glacier and listen to the waves crashing into Reynisfjara black sand beach. Spot seals swimming in Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and admire Fjadrargljufur River Canyon. Begin by visiting the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, as well as visiting the lesser known, more secret waterfall of Glufrabui. You will stop so that you can buy lunch. Drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap, where you can take part in an optional glacier hike for about 1.5 hours and have a closer look at the Solheimajokull glacier. Admire the great Reynisfjara beach, where the sea crashes upon black sands and hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the surroundings. After overnighting in an Icelandic countryside accommodation, take a closer look at majestic glaciers and lagoons. Choose to enhance your experience with a 1.5-2 hour-long guided glacier hike. Pick this option and have with all the necessary safety equipment to enjoy the stunning blue ice. Visit the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and take an optional amphibious boat tour, sailing on the lagoon. See the huge chunks of ice crack off the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier and float slowly out to sea. See icebergs lying on the vivid black sand like diamonds on satin. Spot seals swimming around the huge icebergs before visiting the turf-roofed church Hofskirkja and Fjadrargljufur River Canyon. The canyon was formed a few thousand years ago during a glacial period, leaving a snaking river behind when the ice sheet retreated.

Reykjavik: 2/3-Day South Coast River Rafting & Glacier Tour

4. Reykjavik: 2/3-Day South Coast River Rafting & Glacier Tour

Discover the best of the south coast of Iceland on a guided multi-day tour from Reykjavik. See spectacular natural landmarks including the wonders such as Thingvellir National Park, Sólheimajökull Glacier, and the black beach of Reynisfjara, with overnight accommodation and breakfast included. Day 1: Golden Circle and River Rafting Start with pickup from your hotel in Reykjavik. Relax on the scenic drive to the Golden Circle. Discover the wonders of continental drift at Thingvellir National Park, feel the power of nature at the fizzing geothermal area of Geysir, and be dazzled by the roaring waterfall at Gullfoss. After seeing the thundering waters of Gullfoss drop into the White River, enjoy an exhilarating river rafting experience, starting downriver at Brúarhlöður Canyon. This will give you a fantastic view of Iceland’s spectacular scenery from another perspective. Stay overnight in Hveragerði, a pretty coastal village surrounded by superheated steam vents and geothermal areas. Day 2: The South Coast and Glacier Hiking On the second day, drive along the coastal road to Iceland’s sensational south coast, where you’ll enjoy a non-stop series of stunning sights. Travel along the Ring Road that runs right next to the towering waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi, and Skógafoss, all fed by glaciers inland. See one of these incredible marvels of nature with a hike on top of the Sólheimajökull glacier, accompanied by expert guides. Head next to Reynisfjara, Iceland’s most famous black sand beach. Watch the powerful Atlantic waves crash against beautiful basalt columns and towering sea stacks. Depending on the option booked, you will then head back toReykjavik or settle in for the following day’s adventure into the East. (Optional) Day 3: Glacier Lagoon and Fjaðrárgljúfur River Canyon Travel to the glittering Glacier Lagoon at Jökulsárlón, where gigantic icebergs float serenely around a glacial lake. Nearby, walk amongst the icy fragments at Diamond Beach. You can get closer to the icebergs with an optional amphibious boat journey around the lagoon. On the return journey to Reykjavik, enjoy photo stops at the turf-roofed church at Hofskirkja and the gorgeous winding river canyon at Fjaðrárgljúfur, as well as refreshments at Vík.

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What people are saying about Fjaðrárgljúfur

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 97 reviews

This was an incredible tour! Anyone who comes to Iceland should do this trip! Yes it’s a long drive but it’s worth it plus the guide always checks for restroom breaks etc. You will get to see some of the most beautiful places on earth! Our guide Gummy was amazing, very informative with so much love for this beautiful country, you can hear it from the stories he tells and the information he shares during the tour. He really wants to show everyone all of the beautiful spots on the way with the consideration that the day is very short right now. The trip is well planned and I have seen everything I had on my bucket list. Thank you Gummy! My husband and I really enjoyed this tour and we’ll remember it for the rest of our lives!

This tour was amazing. Could not have asked for much better in 3 days. When I had booked I was not too certain of what exactly the trip consisted of, but the experience was awesome and the guides were even better. The pickups were easy and on time, everything was very coordinated, the hotels were extremely nice, overall everything was worth the money. We got to see northern lights multiple times due to the assistance of our guide when we did the tour of the south. And all in all it’s been one of the best experiences I’ve had. Christina as a tour guide could not have been better. She was very interactive and passionate about it and gave a personalized experience that was tailored to what our group wanted with the extra time.

Glacial lagoon is not something you will see everyday, well worth the long trip, the bergs were stunning and the diamond beach was lots of fun / best done with a small group and not a full bus considering the distance as this would have be very uncomfortable. Our driver was great and we stopped for some great Icelandic soup & bread on the return trip

we have a very good guide cum driver. he is very knowledgeable n brought us to many scenic spots. highly recommended

This was a great trip. Ian, the guide was very knowledgeable.